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Dhoni gets engaged to Sakshi,his girlfriend of two years

One of India’s most eligible bachelors got engaged. Four days before he turns 29,Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni...

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
July 4, 2010 2:51:18 am

One of India’s most eligible bachelors got engaged today. Four days before he turns 29,Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni exchanged rings with Sakshi Singh Rawat,a hotel management graduate,at a private ceremony in Hotel Bhagirath,Dehradun.

Dhoni’s teammates Harbhajan Singh,Suresh Raina and Ashish Nehra reportedly attended the ceremony. Sakshi and Dhoni have been seeing each other for close to two years,and the wedding is expected later this year.

After completing school at Welham,Dehradun,Sakshi,now 23,studied at the Institute of Hotel Management in Aurangabad. She is based in Kolkata. Her father works at a tea estate in Binnaguri in North Bengal.

Purnima Singh,Sakshi’s close friend and relative,confirmed the news on Saturday evening. “Yes,Dhoni has got engaged with Sakshi today. It has been on the cards for a long time now,and both families thought the time was right to formalise the relationship. It was kept a very private affair for obvious reasons. The date of the wedding has not been decided yet. Maybe in a couple of days we will come to know,but maybe the wedding is still some time away,” she told The Sunday Express.

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Dhoni,who is currently enjoying a short break after winning the Asia Cup,has a gruelling international season ahead leading up to the 2011 World Cup,to be held in the subcontinent. India will leave for Sri Lanka on July 10 to play three Tests and a triseries also involving New Zealand. Shortly thereafter,India play New Zealand and Australia at home.

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